Course Info

FILM 285: Directing (Formerly DC 390)

This is a course in directing motion pictures. Topics include casting, rehearsals, the basic relationship between the director, actor, and script, script breakdown, camera placement, and shooting for continuity editing. Each student will produce and direct a scene study and a short narrative film.

FILM 210 is a prerequisite for this class.

Spring 2019-2020


Section 601

Class number 30239

Meeting dates: 3/28/2020 - 6/12/2020
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 3/28/2020 - 6/12/2020
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST17 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Winter 2019-2020


Section 501

Class number 25513

Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0102 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 1/4/2020 - 3/20/2020
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Section: 502
Class number: 25514
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Spring 2018-2019


Section 601

Class number 36448

Meeting dates: 3/30/2019 - 6/14/2019
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Klein | View syllabus
CLOSED
Meeting dates: 3/30/2019 - 6/14/2019
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Instructor: John Klein | View syllabus
CLOSED


Winter 2018-2019


Section 501

Class number 25700

Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
CLOSED
Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
CLOSED



Section 502

Class number 26769

Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST17 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
CLOSED
Meeting dates: 1/5/2019 - 3/22/2019
Meeting time: Th 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0201 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
CLOSED


Winter 2017-2018


Section 501

Class number 21032

Meeting dates: 1/2/2018 - 3/19/2018
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES PST16 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus
Meeting dates: 1/2/2018 - 3/19/2018
Meeting time: W 1:15PM - 4:30PM
Location: CINES P0102 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Campus


Winter 2016-2017

Section: 801
Class number: 22602
Meeting time: Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Brian Zahm | View syllabus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 26704
Meeting time: Th 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL107 at Loop Campus